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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
J. M. Adovasio has spent the last thirty years at the center of one of our most fiery scientific debates: Who were the first humans in the Americas, and how and when did they get there? At its heart, The First Americans is the story of the revolution in thinking that Adovasio and his fellow archaeologists have brought about, and the firestorm it... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 15.99
As the Civil War gound on, an underground Unionist movement flourished in the heart of the Confederacy led by Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy and well connected member of Richmond?s elite, who risked everything to help save the Union and became General Ulysses S. Grant?s spy in Richmond. This compelling story highlights a critical piece of Civil War... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several essays, letters, and other pieces that outline Alcott's experiences serving to the needs of the war wounded. It's a fascinating account... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 6.99
This excellent biography by Walter Allen charts the war-hero turned president Ulysses S. Grant's life. From his youngest years through to his term as one of the most fondly remembered presidents of the United States of America, Grant's life is a fascnating one. This excellent eBook edition of this highly-rated title has been specially formatted... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 38.00
A critical assessment of Herbert Croly's influential account of Abraham Lincoln in his 1909 boo k, The Promise of American Life, which argued that Progressivism was a continuation of the spirit of Lincoln's political thought. This book argues for the first time that Croly's praise of Lincoln is highly problematic. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 75.00
Ship Island was used as a French base of operations for Gulf Coast maneuvers and later, during the War of 1812, by the British as a launching point for the disastrous Battle of New Orleans. But most memorably, Ship Island served as a Federal prison under the command of Union Major-General Benjamin F. Butler during the Civil War. This volume traces... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
This is an account of the seven military operations conducted by the Confederacy against deserters and disloyalists and the concomitant internal war between secessionists and those who opposed secession in the Quaker Belt of central North Carolina. It explains how the "outliers" (deserters and draft-dodgers) managed to elude capture and survive... more...
- LSU Press 2009; US$ 24.95
Of all the states in the Confederacy, Tennessee was the most sectionally divided. East Tennesseans opposed secession at the ballot box in 1861, petitioned unsuccessfully for separate statehood, resisted the Confederate government, enlisted in Union militias, elected U.S. congressmen, and fled as refugees into Kentucky. These refugees formed Tennessee?s... more...
- TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95
Much of the Civil War west of the Mississippi was a war of waiting for action, of foraging already stripped land for an army that supposedly could provision itself, and of disease in camp, while trying to hold out against Union pressure. There were none of the major engagements that characterized the conflict farther east. Instead, small units of... more...